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Greitens signs right-to-work bill into law, marking turning point for Missouri organized labor

Greitens signs right-to-work bill into law, marking turning point for Missouri organized labor

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In an abandoned factory in Springfield and a business park in Poplar Bluff, Gov. Eric Greitens held ceremonial signing ceremonies celebrating the first bill of his tenure as governor, one that could arguably prove to be the most monumental of his entire term in office. Sen. Dan Brown’s SB 19, the

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Greitens’ budget calls for more than $500 million in cuts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – For weeks, people have speculated as how much money Gov. Eric Greitens would need to cut in order to balance the state’s budget. Now, the answer has arrived. Two weeks after his State of the State address, Greitens unveiled his budget for the 2018 fiscal year while speaking at the Nixa Early Childhood

Sen. Dan Brown debates his right-to-work bill Jan. 24, 2017.

Senate sends right-to-work to House

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Senate third read and passed Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill just before noon Thursday. Though the most significant hurdle came Wednesday night in the perfection of the bill, sending SB 19 to the House effectively ensures it will become law. Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill passed through the House

Sen. Gina Walsh debates Sen. Dan Brown's right-to-work bill Jan. 23, 2017.

Senate Democrats hint of filibuster on right-to-work during floor debate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Senate Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh began listing each right-to-work state’s own provisions on whether or not the violation of that law caused civil liability or criminal penalties, the Democrats’ debate over Sen. Dan Brown’s right-to-work bill appeared ready to go into the night. A few minutes later, Brown asked for

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Brown presents labor reform bills to General Laws

Rehder’s right-to-work bill moves out of House committee JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a House Committee heard Rep. Holly Rehder’s right-to-work bill Tuesday afternoon, it was the Senate’s turn to debate labor reform Wednesday. Sen. Dan Brown presented two bills to the Senate General Laws Committee: a right-to-work bill and a bill establishing “paycheck protection”

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Richard creates three committees for interim

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard announced Wednesday three new interim committees for 2015. Various senators will return to Jefferson City this summer and fall to serve on the Senate Interim Committees on Utility Regulation and Infrastructure Investment, MO HealthNet Pharmacy Benefits, and Long-Term Care Facilities. Richard told MissouriNet Wednesday that the three committees

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Hicks’ CPR bill faces uphill struggle

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – One of the most innocuous bills in the Capitol this year may become one of the most contentious in the final week of the legislative session. Rep. Ron Hicks, R-St. Peters, authored a bill to make CPR instruction a mandatory high school requirement. Sen. Dan Brown, R-Rolla, has a similar bill.

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Beer bill narrowly passes through Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The long debated “beer bill” sponsored by Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-Glendale, passed through the Senate by the slimmest of margins, an 18-14 roll call, just before noon Thursday. Schmitt argued the bill would help retailers, convenience stores and grocers; many of which are small businesses; sell more beer and wine by

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Senate Democrats filibuster paycheck protection to no avail

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – “With all due respect, this is some bullsh*t.” To a gunshot of a gavel bang and several moans of displeasure, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, was harshly reprimanded Tuesday night for breaking decorum in the first of many hours of debate over a “paycheck protection” bill carried by Sen. Dan Brown, R-Solo. The

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Missouri senators call to arm National Guardsmen

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the Republican Caucus asked Gov. Jay Nixon to sign an executive order that would allow Missouri National Guardsmen to carry weapons Saturday. The request comes after a gunman shot and killed five people at a U.S. Marine Corps recruiting station in Chattanooga, Tennessee last week. The gunman is being investigated for any

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